Date Change: City to Hold Memorial Service for Victims of Air Race

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

The City of Reno invites everyone to attend a memorial service for all victims, their families and others affected by the National Championship Air Races and Air Show tragedy.

The City will dedicate a tree in the arboretum of Idlewild Park to all the victims.

On Friday, September 16, 2011, pilot Jimmy Leeward’s rebuilt P-51 Mustang crashed into a spectator area at the Air Races. To date, ten people have died, including the pilot. Seventeen victims are still being treated for injuries in local hospitals.

What: There will be a public memorial service and tree dedication.

When:The service will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2011, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Where:The service will take place in the Idlewild Park arboretum, between the pond on Idlewild Drive at the east end of the park and the Truckee River.

Who: Members of the local clergy will conduct the memorial service.

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